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Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Turkey Season Opener
Posted on: 01/30/18

Spring gobblers don’t just happen. Certainly, there’s always luck. Still, a good plan can make for a great opening day. All it takes is some step-by-step attention to details. Here is some great advise to help you have a successful spring turkey hunt...

Tips for Tagging a Late-Season Whitetail
Posted on: 12/07/17

Deer season is still going strong throughout much of North America, and if you still have an open tag, it’s time to get off the couch and into a treestand or ground blind. Under certain conditions, the late season can be your best chance at a mature buck — provided you keep in mind the three tips...

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Kentucky Quota Elk Drawing Results Available May 15
Posted on: 05/11/18

Kentucky received a record number of applications submitted by more than 35,000 people from as far away as Alaska and Hawaii. Now it is time to learn who has won the highly sought-after opportunity. The names of those selected for the quota hunts will be first revealed at a special event set for noon (Eastern time), May 15, at...

Maryland Survey Shows Chesapeake Bay Blue Crab Population Healthy
Posted on: 05/11/18

The Maryland DNR released the results of the 2018 Blue Crab Winter Dredge Survey, which shows that the population of blue crabs remains healthy and sustainable. While this year’s cold weather and ice cover took a toll on the adult crab population, causing an estimated 35 percent mortality of adult females wintering in state waters, the number of young crabs that...

Mississippi 2018 Spring Squirrel Hunting Season Opens May 15
Posted on: 05/11/18

Mississippi 2018 spring squirrel hunting season opens May 15 and runs through June 1st. The daily bag limit is 4 squirrels (regardless of species). There are two game species of squirrels found in Mississippi, the eastern gray squirrel, and the eastern fox squirrel. There are a number of public lands that are open to squirrel hunting in Mississippi, including...

Missouri Bow Fisherman Stuck Record Yellow Bullhead
Posted on: 05/11/18

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports Michael Williams of Wappapello became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he stuck a yellow bullhead on Duck Creek in Bollinger County. The new “alternative method” record fish caught by Williams on April 23 weighed...

Tennessee 2018 Spring Squirrel Season Opens May 12
Posted on: 05/11/18

Tennessee’s 2018 spring hunting season for gray, fox and red squirrels opens Saturday, May 12 and will continue through Sunday, June 10. The daily bag limit is 10. There are five species of tree squirrels found in Tennessee, however...

Vermont Proposes 2018 Antlerless Deer Harvest Similar to Last Year
Posted on: 05/11/18

Vermont is recommending an antlerless deer harvest this year that is very similar to what was recommended in 2017, said Nick Fortin, deer project leader for the Fish & Wildlife Department. The recommendation is intended to reduce deer numbers in those areas while stabilizing populations in other areas. Hunting for antlerless deer is proposed statewide for...

Washington Dungeness Crab Season to Remain Closed in Portions of South Puget Sound
Posted on: 05/11/18

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) recently announced that two marine areas in south Puget Sound will not open for crab fishing this summer to allow Dungeness crab populations to rebuild. Recreational crab fisheries will remain closed in marine areas 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) and...